Mandrake, Autumn (Mandragora autumnalis), packet of 13 seeds

(2 customer reviews)

$11.95

Family: Nightshade (Solanaceae )

Hardy to Zones 6 to 10.

Herbaceous perennial, native to Southern Europe.  One of the most choice of all true Mandrake species.  Flowers purple to 12 inches tall, giving way to fruits of yellow and orange.  Traditional usage (TWM): fertility, aphrodisiac, a magical totem, relieve pain, promote sleep.  Source of tropane alkaloids–do not ingest.   Plant prefers alkaline pH—deep, sandy soils.  Autumnalis does fine in the dry sun to moist shade, tends to flower in the autumn as opposed to the winter-flowering types.  Flowers are amazing.

13 seeds/pkt, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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  1. Question

    Rose

    When should you plant these seeds?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      soak seeds in clear water in fridge for a coup-le of weeks, then plant in sand under grow lights for rapid germination. Otherwise plant the entire packet in a gallon pot, put in the cool moist shade and watch for germination in ensuing cycles.

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    Fox

    Plant was nice and healthy wen it arrived but went doormat quickly after been patiently awaiting its awake

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      Thank you for the positive vote, it is very good juju. This review was left on the seeds and probably was meant for the potted plant. Summer dormancy is the nature of the beast, and especially so with young individuals or as a reaction to shock. Yes, probably the best approach is to plant or repot and mulch with sand. Autumn mandrake often expresses aerially earlier in the year than does the officinarum. Richo

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    • Jose Hernandez

      Are you able to plant this in pots?

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    • Mayche Cech

      Mayche Cech

      Hello Jose, Yes, mandrakes work pretty well in pots. It helps to understand that they spend about 3/4 of the year in dormancy. Richo

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